How can I remove my under eye circles/lines/darkness? (photos)
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Improving under eye circles
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Dark circles under the eye most often from volume deficiency
Some people will notice marked changes when they are tired and the circles can be almost black.
In any case, placing a volumizing filler in the tear trough will eliminate the persistent shadowing. To date, Restylane has been the choice in my practice because it's a clear gel with no light bounce back and lasts a fairly long time in nearly all patients.
Diet can affect the color cast under the skin. And sometimes dark circles indicate a food allergy that you may not be aware of.
Sleep, a healthy diet, minimal caffeine and fresh air can be a brightening prescription on it's own, though in your case there seems to be a definitive volume issue.
Anemia (iron deficiency) may be at play too. It makes sense to look at the problem from all perspectives. Only treating it from one is less than ideal.
Filler and Q Switch laser
I also combine this with 1064 laser skin toning with a Q Switch laser- low power, 8-10 treatments.
With the above, expect 40-50% improvement.
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
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